Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT)

Based on the requests of our members in January, the Female Faculty Network Twente kindly invites you to the workshop and follow-up individual coaching:

on March 24, 13.30-16.30 hrs (incl. lunch)
followed by

Individual coaching sessions
April 14, 11.00-17.30 hrs

by prof. Tineke Willemsen and John Visser

In Drienerburght, room 3


The under-representation of women in the higher levels of academia is brought about by different factors. Historical, cultural and socio-psychological factors all play a role, while women influence their own career opportunities to a considerable extent as well. Being heard and noticed and ensuring that superiors reward their efforts can facilitate the promotion. Effective negotiation is part and parcel of this process.  The objective of the workshop is to discuss specific aspects which are important for female academics in negotiating and to practise negotiating in a simulated real-life setting. Based on individual needs after the initial workshop we will offer each participant to discuss her own situation in depth with a coach in the individual follow-up coaching session.

Workshop Program on March 24

13.30     Introduction to negotiating

                Focus on specific aspects for female academics

14.15     1 or 2 small exercises in pairs

14.45     A couple of role plays with a training actor in the role of boss

16.30     Conclusion

Individual coaching sessions April 14

The coaching sessions will take place from 11.00 until 17.30 hrs. Each participant will have an individual coach session of 45 minutes based on individual needs.  


The workshop and the coaching sessions will be carried out by Prof. Tineke Willemsen and John Visser (see www.bhertz.nl ).

Tineke Willemsen is an emeritus professor of Gender Studies of the University of Tilburg and former board member of the Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren (the Dutch National Network of Women Professors).  John Visser is a senior training actor and coach.


The maximum size of the group is 12 participants for the workshop. Only those participants who attended the workshop will be able to attend the individual coaching session. The working language is English.  Registration is on the first come first serve basis.

If you are interested you can apply for this workshop and the follow-up coaching session by sending an e-mail to ffnt@utwente.nl by March 20 at the latest. Please indicated if you are interested only in the workshop (without individual coaching).

If you cannot attend after you have registered, we would appreciate your written cancellation.

Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte
Chair FFNT